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POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 5, 2015 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETrE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 119- No. 23 Friday, June 5, 2015 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. 00taldo " rlor$ Design Tips How to Make a Small Space Appear Larger with Mirrors by Jeanette Cataldo Mirrors work like magic in a small space. Try placing a mirror behind a piece of furni- ture in a tight spot. This will immediately give you a feeling of openness. Or try plac- ing a mirror across from a window; reflec- tions of the outdoors will give the illusion of another window. Go big and create the unexpected, try leaning a large framed mirror against a wall or angle a mirror towards a favorite piece of art, this works beautifully in a small space and creates depth. Need assistance put- ring it all together? Stop by Cataldo Interiors, 42 Prince Street, Boston, MA 02113 or call Jeanette at 857-317-6115. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 47 Massachusetts Italian American Police Officers Association Awards Banquet by Sal Giarratani As a retired police officer from the DMH Police Department for over 27 years, I once again attended the association's annual awards banquet held at Angelica's Restaurant in Middleton on May 23% The place was alive with the usual sea of blue. Kudos go out to Mike Giacoppo, longtime president of the Massachusetts Italian American Police Officers Association, who welcomed all present to the awards banquet. A number of police officer retirees were honored at the event and a number of high school graduates received college scholarships. At last year's banquet I was hon- ored for over 27 years of ser- vice as a police officer with a great looking plaque hon- oring my law enforcement career. This year among the many honorees were Speaker Bob DeLeo, who was awarded the Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross with Super- intendent Frank Mancini Order of Saint Michael the Archangel Award. Other awardees included Lino Rullo (Marconi Award) for his outstanding contributions in the field of public and com- munity service, BPD Police Commissioner Bill Evans (Law Enforcement Distin- guished Community Ser- vice Award), the MBTA Po- lice SWAT team (Law Enforcement Medal of Valor) and this year's Medal of Valor Award went to Patrolman John Moynihan, who was critically injured back on March 27 th during a motor vehicle stop. He was shot in the face and was very lucky to survive that shooting and be at Angelica's to pick up his award. BPD Police Commissioner Bill Evans, Officer John Moynihan and Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross Lino Rullo honored with the Marconi Service Award The Award is presented to someone for an act of brav- ery facing great risk to him- self while performing his duty. Officer Moynihan has made a miraculous recov- ery. He has a tough road ahead of him as he fights to return to his role as police officer. As Police Commis- sioner Bill Evans said, "It is always meaningful any time law enforcement is recog- nized, especially now, when it's a tough time in the country. It's nice when the good work that sometimes goes unrecognized is no- ticed." I took a moment at tlve event to chat with this brave officer and offered my words of encouragement, as did everyone else. With all the bad press police officers are receiving lately, a positive story on law enforcement was so needed. Also, remembered at this event were Firefighters Eddie Walsh and Michael Kennedy, who were killed during the March 26, 2014 fire in the Back Bay. Both firefighters received medals of valor. THREE AMIGOS -- Sheriff Michael Bellotti Norfolk County, Sal Giarratani and Speaker Bob DeLeo Josette lad]Jan) $capicchio Josette B. (Kaladjian) Scapicchio of Boston's North End passed away May 17 th at home with her family after a lengthy illness. Born in France, she was the beloved wife of 56 years to James E. Scapicchio, proprietor of Boston Brass Andiron Co. of the North End. Loving mother of Maria Rose Cappucci and her husband Robert of Medford, loving grand- mother of Robert M. Cappucci Jr. of Read- ing, James A. Cappucci of Somerville, and Victoria Josette Cappucci of Medford. Dear sister of DeDe Barsamian of Aix En Provence, Rojer Kaladjian and his wife Marie of Vienne, France and the late Marie Aharonian. Also survived by her in-laws Lydia Nuzzo and her husband Edward of Medford, Dorothy Scapicchio of Boston, Sammy Scapicchio of Boyton Beach, FL, Florence Scapicchio of Medford and Jack McCann of Tampa FL, many lov- ing nieces, nephews, and her dear friend Daveen Balliro. Josette is a late member of St. Lucy's Society of the North End. A funeral service was conducted in the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Main Street, Medford on Friday, May 22 na followed by burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. J